Antique Hand Cranked Grinder - Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 27 יונ 2019
In this video i'm restoring a very old hand cranked grinder.

A few weeks ago I visited my friend and we took a closer look at his barn, looking for something interesting to restore. As soon as I saw this hand cranked grinder, I knew that this would make a nice restoration video. It was all covered in wood dust and the visble steel parts were very rusty. It was still working, but the grinding wheel was very unbalanced.
When I was cleaning the parts with the parts washer I found a lot of nails and screws in the gearbox, I guess I was very lucky that I didn't found any teeth from the gears. The pin connection from one gear was damaged very hard. I filled it all up with welding and machined all surfaces clean again.
I decided to make a brass sleeve for the wooden handle and glued it in with epoxy.
I only cleaned the grinding wheel with high pressure water and it worked very well. Due to the age of the grinder and the cleaning with the water, the two paper discs were lost. That's why I printed two new ones with my logo on it and they turned out very nice. They're there to lower the pressure on the grinding wheel from the clamping.
The cover plate from the gearbox didn't fit at all, it didn't even cover everything. Because of that I decided to make a new one.
For the painting I choose a black coat, as it was originally, I used filler on it to get a nice and smooth finish.
I'm very happy how this project turned out, I'll keep this item for myself for display.

I hope you like my work and the video.

Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:

Scott Meola
Micky McKay
Adel AlSaffar
Alan Hanson
Alex Roussos
Andreswara Hermawan
Andrew Phillips
Dan Williams
Joan Casanovas
John Romero
Jonas Richartz
Jonathan Heckerman
Paul Mampilly
SA Graver
Trevor Kam
Vince Valenti
Zachary Grimes


00:00 preview
00:37 disassembling
02:13 showing all the parts
02:28 cleaning the parts with the parts washer
02:47 removing the old paint with paint stripper
03:32 sandblasting
04:17 restoring the holder
04:39 restoring the gearbox case
05:11 restoring all shafts and gears from the gearbox
07:45 making a new pin connection
08:17 restoring the crank
08:40 restoring the wooden handle
09:05 making a brass sleeve for the wooden handle
09:51 making a steel cover for the wooden handle
10:58 making a shaft for the wooden handle
12:14 restoring the grinding wheel
13:11 making a new wooden sleeve for the grinding wheel
14:03 making a brass sleeve for the wooden sleeve
15:01 restoring the clamping disc for the grinding wheel
15:21 restoring the big shaft
15:48 making a new cover for the gearbox
16:32 restoring the joints for the big shaft
17:18 sandblasting again
17:32 bluing the steel parts
17:55 applying two component filler and sand it
18:20 applying two component primer
18:44 wet sanding
18:58 applying two component coat „jet black“ (RAL 9005)
19:30 showing the restored bolts and nuts
19:44 showing all the parts before reassembling
19:58 reassembling
22:19 showing the restored item
23:09 final test

Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project over 1,5 weeks
$20 hand cranked grinder
$20 2k primer
$20 2k coat „jet black (RAL 9005)
$5 wood for the sleeve
$5 grease inlets
$0.4 thick paper for the grinding wheel

My camera:
Panasonic HC-V180

If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.

Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.

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  • Estos videos son bastante uwu

  • You had an incredible talent with perfection. Good luck man. 👏🏼

  • Que lastima esos 8570 fans le dieron pulgar abajo por error :(

  • Norton makes some fine grinding wheels that last forever : )

  • No específico así que *comentario*

  • Schöne Arbeit

  • ОТкуди ти ето всьо берьош?

  • Disk cam grinding demo

  • 한국어 자막도 넣어주면 좋겠당

  • Fantástico, una pulcritud en el trabajo extraordinaria.

  • le petit trou, du coté de la pierre servait à porter le bac à eau. dommage de l'avoir bouché. (c'est une meule a eau de rémouleur avec le guide pour les ciseaux de coiffure et les affutage haute précision.)

  • Soy la unica que piensa que el objeto que esta restaurando sera minimamente mas chiquito, osea porque esta limando casi todo, y pos sera mas chiquito solo por milimetros :v

  • WOW quedó muy bien me encanto el resultado

  • 🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • Mi papá tiene una

  • Wow esta cool

  • mejor que comprada te ha quedado, eres un fenomeno saludos

  • Super!

  • I wouldn’t want to use it now, it would be a show piece

  • Capo , excelente trabajo .

  • А на моменте где диск для заточки на токарном подрезался стало интересно

  • Wong luar tok seng komentar

  • I can’t get enough of these videos! I love your work!

  • Je decouvre votre travail depuis peu et j'adore ce que vous faites, auriez-vous besoin d'aide ? J'adorerai prendre part à votre projet et avant tout je prendrais un plaisir non dissimulé à apprendre.

  • какой год выпуска точилы

  • What is the liquid name that change metal colour to black

  • А где вы там коленчатый вал нашли?

  • Выглядит шикарно... Ну, и как, теперь, таким инструментом работать? ;)

  • who make dislikes?

  • вы его испачкали что ли заранее )

  • Strange that you touch rusted parts without gloves. Are you not afraid of Tetanus? It is very dangerous disease causing Lockjaw. 1:28 ...Why the pin of the handle had to be cut?

  • Bench grinder reccommendation?

  • Love how the hammer fast forwarded sounds like an air chisel lol

  • Almost too beautiful to use....

  • Hola, Dios te siga bendiciendo en tu trabajo y por compartir tus experiencias laborales qué son buenas. Pregunta: 1. Con que lavas las piezas, con agua, Diésel, gasolina,gas etc.? O que usas. Tus enseñanzas son Geniales hermano. Gracias

    • Thanks, I'm glad you like it :-)

  • Шикарный результат!

  • I would guess that the screws in the gearbox were put there to save on the amount of grease needed for lubrication. It's possible that the owner didn't have enough grease and came up with this.

  • as always, simply beautiful!

  • perfect work

  • That's incredible. It's like I'm in a therapy session. all my tiredness is gone

  • 8k down votes? Must be free loaders that have never seen work in their life. 8k haters bc they wish they could do these type things.

  • Everyone needs some nice words, so I’d like to drop a few. I am in full realization of how many hours, how much hard work, and patience goes into all your restores. I just want to say you do absolutely exceptional work. Your attention to detail is unmatched and I love that you leave no stone unturned. I’ve watched about 10-15 of your restores so far and this is by far one of my favorites. Keep up the hard work; I love your content and look forward to more.

  • when you're cutting, have you ever had a hand like that

  • truly a craftsman at work. The attention to detail is simply phenomenal! Thank you!!

  • very interesting and mesmerizing to watch.

  • I like this guys videos because he probably buys these things off eBay and they are authentic while others just leave the things outside and claim its “antique”

  • You did more than just restore it. You made it look better than it ever did, better than when it was brand new. I bow to your professionalism.

  • Классная работа,приятно смотреть на профи!

  • This is more than a restoration. That piece never looked that good before...even new in the factory that manufactured it. That's crazy good.

  • "Old Grease Nipples." Thats the nickname of a dancer I knew, back in the day.

  • discovered this channel long time ago and subbed too but i never got any notifications of the videos so i literally forgot about it then youtube randomly recommends a video and i see tons of new content now im watching one to two videos a day and its been absolutely amazing this is some amazing work

  • Beautiful!

  • His hand movement looks a lot like Johnny Q 90. This is a very talented and well trained guy. Greetings from Arizona.

  • Id rather have talking or someone narrating the vidz.

  • I'd just sandblast the darn thing without taking it apart then spray paint it yella.

  • Wow! Absolutely beautiful work. Thank you for sharing. Can I send you my trumpet? LOL

  • the black is beautyfull, but I think it lacks a golden trademark or something. Great work, thank you.

  • Question my friend. Why do you paint strip before sandblasting? Couldn't you remove the paint by sandblasting it? 🤔

    • @G Rodriguez cheers mate. Perhaps. Makes sense, definetly. Still find it a bit strange, because most of the times he covers those pits you mentioned with a lot of putty sanding it all down after. Nonetheless it's a good perspective.

    • My guess, is that since heavy sandblasting can create pits in the metal he likely removes the paint to cut down on how long they're getting hit

  • يولد ذا داااهيه

  • This isn't a restoration dude. This is a restomod. No way did this tool look this nice from any factory. Nice work my man. Turned out beautiful.

    • By the way, I actually have a hand crank grinder. Not this particular one, but similar. Very cool.

  • I was watching the thumbnail and thought "what is he gonna use for the grinding wheel? Diamonds?" And damn right he used diamonds. I love your work. This looks so impressive. New susbscriber now.

    • Thanks for watching, much appreciated

  • круто!!!

  • Insomma

  • This is pretty dang good work and the attention to detail on all parts no matter how small is awesome especially the handle. What an improvement over the old one as well as refinishing the grinding stone was amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  • Добра атрымалася

  • Wow, totally incredible. Good Job!

  • Мужик ты гений

  • 👍🏼😃👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  • Perfect

  • Извращенец)

  • He should have just built one from scratch. He has the equipment for it. I think it would have come out better if he cleaned it up, washed out the old grease and screws and trued up the wheel. That took away the character.

  • Well done! What a beautiful restoration. I cannot understand why 8.4k viewers (3% of those expressing an opinion as of Sept 2021) give this video a dislike. Maybe this is telling of the human soul. 3% of humanity appear to be disagreeable, even when presented with a beautiful act of (re-)creation they can freely and voluntarily watch or not watch.

  • 2:47 "paint striper" hahah. Funny typo

  • Awesome!

  • Ready for bourbon.

  • Give me some vodka because I'd never get that back together/

  • Sorry, but no: I do not like what you have done here.The video is good, but not what it shows: you have destroyed the old grinder by taking away any patina, charm and almost any authenticity. In classic car restoration, that would be a crime. I wish I could have bought it from you before you started your work.

  • What kind of filler on the 18th minute?

  • This is lovely!

  • Looks great. I wonder how old this would be? As usual I always enjoy watching you transform what looks like junk into something of beauty!

  • Продаете ?

  • Просто медитация 👏

  • perfect

  • Когда собаке делать нечего,она лижит яйца

  • You found... WHAT from the gearbox???

  • this is art...

  • 12:35.Koshmar! I will never let you use my lathe. Put rags on the ways, Murderer.

  • That's some very cool work there! Wonderful and beautiful restoration.

  • con un attrezzatura del genere son bravi tutti a fare questi "restauri " .

  • Красивая вещь получилась!

  • Красиво сделано))

  • это не коленчатый вал, это редуктор

  • I really like how he adds the brass fittings to make it even more durable than the original. Gorgeous workmanship.

  • 💪❗️👏

  • What is in that filler he always uses? It confuses me how often he uses filler that can't possibly be as durable as the metal, and then sometimes he just goes nuts and fills a pit with weld to get it superperfect.

  • Una maravilla de restauracion, quedo como nuevo, lo felicito al restaurador fue lo maximo.

  • А где тут коленвал?

  • Amazing job 😍😍

  • Было бы классно если бы были субтитры на русском языке. Спасибо. 👍👏✌️

  • خیلی غیر فعال شدین